March 11, 2012

National Latino Broadcasting LLC (NLB) celebrates today the 25th show of From Washington al Mundo, on Cristina Radio SiriusXM channel 146. The program, hosted by Mauricio Claver-Carone, delivers first-of-its-kind original programming from our nation's capital on the most pressing foreign policy issues. To celebrate the occasion, the program will feature a special interview with Senator Marco Rubio and former Florida governor Jeb Bush on Wednesday, April 11th. The special anniversary program will also feature another interview with the show’s first ever guest, U.S. Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

Cristina Radio airs From Washington al Mundo, every Monday and Wednesday at 4 pm/ET. Mauricio Claver-Carone, a Capitol Hill insider, political advocate, and one of the nation's most widely-respected foreign policy commentators, shares his expertise on a broad range of international, political and economic affairs. The informative show features interviews and discussions with national and international leaders, policy experts and opinion-makers.

Upon launching our channels, we promised compelling and topical programming dealing with issues that are not being addressed by other media outlets; programming that speaks to and keeps our Hispanic communities informed,” said Nelson Albareda, President and CEO of NLB. "From Washington al Mundo is the perfect example of the type of programming we are committed to provide our listeners."

In the 3 months it has been on the air, From Washington Al Mundo has featured interviews with Governor Mitt Romney; former President of El Salvador Francisco Flores; former President of Belarus Stanislau Shushkevish; Foreign Minister of Costa Rica Jos. Enrique Castillo; U.S. Senator Bob Men?ndez (D-NJ); Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL); former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton; former White House Chief of Staff John Sununu; U.S. Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Albio Sires (D-NJ), and David Rivera (R-FL); Puerto Rico's Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi; and pro-democracy activists from Burma, China, Cuba, Ecuador, Equitorial Guinea, Eritrea, Iran, Somalia and Syria, among many others.

In April 2011, NLB was selected by Sirius XM Radio to lease two channels on a long-term basis to air on each of the Sirius and XM satellite radio platforms. Cristina Radio launched this past January and airs on SiriusXM channel 146. NLB’s other channel, En Vivo on SiriusXM channel 147, is an innovative music channel airing exclusive Latin GRAMMY(R) related content, also hit the airwaves last January.

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